E G Paolantonio

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AIM The aim of this study was to validate the ROMA (Risk Of Malocclusion Assessment) Index, verifying both its reproducibility and its ability to determine treatment priority. MATERIALS AND METHODS The levels of treatment priority assessed for 75 children examined at the Gemelli General Hospital Orthodontic Service (Rome) ranged from grade 3 to grade 5 of(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of malocclusion and the need for orthodontic treatment in a sample of 3,017 Italian schoolchildren. MATERIALS AND METHODS STUDY DESIGN 1,375 males and 1,642 females, aged between 8 and 13 years, were visited in primary and secondary schools. Signs of malocclusion were registered according to an(More)
AIM The aim of the study is to estimate the orthodontic treatment timing for the main occlusal problems in growing patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS STUDY DESIGN a cross-sectional study was carried out in Italian primary and secondary schools from 2008 to 2011; 1375 males and 1642 females, aged between 8 and 13 years, were visited. The sample is divided(More)
AIM A new index targeted on the risk of malocclusions in primary dentition, called Baby-ROMA (Risk Of Malocclusion Assessment) index, was set up to assess risks/benefits in early orthodontic therapies. The Baby-ROMA index was designed from the observation that some of the malocclusion signs, observed in primary dentition, can worsen with growth, others(More)
AIM To assess orthodontic treatment need in the Italian child population using the R.O.M.A. (Risk Of Malocclusion Assessment) Index. STUDY DESIGN Observational study (cross-sectional). MATERIALS, METHODS AND RESULTS The ROMA Index was used in examining a sample of 420 children (214 males and 206 females; mean age: 9.3 years), none of whom had previously(More)
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